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Windows 7: HDD Thrashing, Looked everywhere for solution, Have found none

30 Jul 2014   #1
AndrewSteve7

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
HDD Thrashing, Looked everywhere for solution, Have found none

Hello All,
My Computer's HDD is thrashing, not for the entire usage time, but at random times. It lasts from 5-10 minutes, in that time I can do pretty much nothing. I have disabled ReadyBoost, SuperFetch, Indexing, everything in the startup. I almost always have Resource Monitor open, just in case. I have used ProcMon and found nothing. I have also turned off Skype unless i need it, I also turned off Steam when i'm not playing. In Chrome, I have disabled Phishing and Malware and it has decreased thrashing when using it, but it still thrashes. If anyone can help me I would be so grateful because this has been happening for a long time now. If you need to know anything else, just tell me.
Thanks,
Andrew


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30 Jul 2014   #2
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

I would go to the manufactures website for the hard drive and get a diagnostic program to check out the drive .... Post back what the program says ..
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30 Jul 2014   #3
AndrewSteve7

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Dear Total,
I used the manufactures Diagnostics program and it reported that the drive Passed
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30 Jul 2014   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Is all of the RAM being detected? Could you tell us the brand and model number of the hard drive in this build?
Try running a FULL SCAN with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which can be downloaded here: Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
Be sure to uncheck the options for the free trial in the installer.
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30 Jul 2014   #5
AndrewSteve7

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Dear WinDude99,
The Brand is Western Digital, The model number is WD1500HLFS-01G6U1. I have run a full scan and it has found nothing.
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Andrew
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30 Jul 2014   #6
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AndrewSteve7 View Post
Dear WinDude99,
The Brand is Western Digital, The model number is WD1500HLFS-01G6U1. I have run a full scan and it has found nothing.
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Andrew
Could you try running a defragmentation on all drives and partitions in your system (except any flash-based drives)?
Here is a tutorial on how to do so: Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use
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31 Jul 2014   #7
AndrewSteve7

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Dear windude99,
I have run a defragmentation on all my disks and partitons. I have also ran CHKDSK.
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Andrew
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31 Jul 2014   #8
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

OK. I would like for you to run Disk Cleanup. Run it without cleaning system files first. Then, run it and click on the option that says "Clean Up System Files." Here are instructions for Disk Cleanup. Also, could you post a screenshot of task manager when this thrashing is occurring? Make sure it is on the Performance tab. When you use Resource Monitor, do you have the Disk tab open? Do you sort it by the field titled "Total?" Also, sort it by the Read and Write fields individually.
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31 Jul 2014   #9
AndrewSteve7

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Dear windude99,
Here is the screenshot of task manager. In resource Monitor, the disk tab is open and it is sorted by the "Total" field
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31 Jul 2014   #10
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Could you give me screenshots with it sorted by the Read column and write column? I don't need to see task manager this time. Be sure you take these screenshots when the thrashing is occurring.
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